Tag Archives: UK

Credit Card Post: September 2008 – Was it a big disaster or not?

After the modest spending of the last few months, I was greeted by a mighty thwack with September’s Bill. The damage was nearly NT$80,000! So what happened? How could it be so high? Actually, most credit card statements tell a story: this was no exception. It’s a story of three parts. Part 1: The business We’ve been on… Read More »

Tax Deadline Approaches: Uncompetitive tax regimes make my blood boil as they extract more than a pound of flesh!

Yes, even in Taiwan we all have to pay Taxes, and even here Death is certain, too! Just to dispel any rumours. However, tax deadline is much later than either the UK or the US. And that day is tomorrow, May 31st! So, after spending hours fighting with the paperwork (actually just two or three!) and plugging the… Read More »

Car parking: make money the easy Peasy way!

Living in a large city like London, Birmingham or Glasgow, if you are a driver can be a nightmare…! Where on earth do you park at an affordable price, and in a timely manner? If you live in a city, e.g. London, and have unused parking space, perhaps because you gave up your car, and now use the… Read More »

The Daily Latte

How the money goes…? Yes, those $3 a day habits do really add up! Let’s see: $3*365 = $1095 per year. That doesn’t include the overpriced confections, cakes or cookies. So you could really save quite a lot of money this way! I used to enjoy going to *$ onholiday in the UK. The sandwiches were fresh and… Read More »